Established for over 30 years, Claremont Road Runners running club is based in the centre of at Sport Central, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne(click on the picture for a map of the campus). We are a friendly club with the emphasis on having fun while we run, and welcome runners of all abilities.
We meet on Monday and Wednesday nights with training sessions starting at 6.00pm, so we are the ideal choice for runners working in or near central Newcastle. Monday will often find us running some of our favourite routes and Wednesday is usually reserved for interval training. Whilst a typical training run is about 7 miles, we can cater for those who are either just beginning and would like to progress to that distance as well as those who are happy to jog for 30 minutes and have no desire to go further or faster.
As well as the formal training sessions, members often get together for training runs and to enter races. Whether you are training for a marathon or simply looking to keep fit, there will be Claremont members willing to help, encourage and share the pain!
A popular club event is the quarterly handicap and social. Summer handicap races take place on the Town Moor with the winter course down at the Quayside and all are followed by a get together for food and a few drinks.
Annual subscriptions are £40 for waged (due in January), £30 for the unwaged. Claremont Road Runners is affiliated to UK Athletics, so you will get discounted entry to many races as well as the chance to compete in inter-club competitions such as the North East Harrier League. We also organise our own annual race – the Weetslade Relay.
Unfortunately Claremont Road Runners do not have the facilities or the suitably qualified officials to look after younger members and so is only open to those of eighteen years of age or older. We do however encourage adults of all ages and this is reflected in our current membership.
Like to join us?
Come and run with us for a few weeks to see if we are right for you.